Suffragettes chalking a pavement

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Title

Suffragettes chalking a pavement

Date

1907

Contributor

Pavement chalking was used by the Women's Social and Political Union to announce meetings and demonstrations. This postcard was produced to commemorate the only occasion of a summons being issued for pavement chalking: Emma Sproson was fined 5 shillings. Emma endured two periods of imprisonment for her suffragette militancy. From 1908 she worked across the country as part of the Women's Freedom League and the Tax Resistance League. Continuing her lifelong campaign for social reform, Emma became the Labour Party member of parliament for Wolverhampton in 1921.

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Citation

“Suffragettes chalking a pavement,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed May 5, 2021, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/308.